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BIDEN-PELOSI-HARRIS TAX HIKE WILL CRUSH BUSINESS, CRIPPLE THE MIDDLE CLASS, and REWARD THE ‘GIMME GROUPS’

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY SEPT. 20, 2021) — THE PLANET finds it curious that liberals enjoy it so much when government at any level raises taxes. Conservatives love it too, but at least they have the courtesy to say they don’t. Truth is, whatever party gets in, they’re going to keep the budget and the tax rate ballooning and buffooning.

The size of government is never truly reduced. Like a demented Energizer rabbit, it just keeps growing, and growing, and growing.

The Biden-Pelosi-Harris (BPH) Capitalism-Is-Evil Tax Hikes, however, stands out in the annals as the biggest in history. The BPH swindle, designed to pay for the President’s un-president-ed $3.5 trillion social services giveaway, will take the money out of YOUR pockets, Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski. The rich dudes will either find the loopholes or if not just pass the increases along to that thing they call “the consumer.”

Oh yeah, and that “$3.5 trillion?” Actually, the final cost will be between $5 and $5.5 trillion.

Used to be we tossed “billions” around like we were haying a field in Elmsville, New Brunswick, Canada. As the stentorian Sen. Everett Dirksen, Seanate minority leader for a million years, once observed, “A billion here, a billion there. Pretty soon we’re talking real money.” Now “T” has replaced “B.”

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From labnol dot org:

For people who can visualize one million dollars, the comparison made on CNN should give you an idea about a trillion – “if you start spending a million dollars every single day since Jesus was born, you still wouldn’t have spend a trillion dollars”.

Another mathematician puts it like this: “1 million seconds is about 11.5 days, 1 billion seconds is about 32 years while a trillion seconds is equal to 32,000 years“.

Now if the above comparisons weren’t really helpful, check another illustration that compares the built of an average human being against a stack of $100 currency notes bundles.

dollar currency notes

A bundle of $100 notes is equivalent to $10,000 and that can easily fit in your pocket. 1 million dollars will probably fit inside a standard shopping bag while a billion dollars would occupy a small room of your house.

With this background in mind, 1 trillion (1,000,000,000,000) is 1000 times bigger than 1 billion and would therefore take up an entire football field – the man is still standing in the bottom-left corner.

trillion dollars

Related: Visualize Units of Measurement

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The BPH proposal is nothing less than a raid on business and a slaughter of investors — you know, the very people who generate the most wealth for the economy. This will irreparably harm the vanishing middle class. Once again, while the Democrats buy votes among the bottom feeders, the Kapanskis get killed.

In turn, it represents a specious assault on good-ol’ greedy American capitalism — in favor of good ol’ even-greedier “cradle-to-grave/womb-to-tomb” U.S. socialism. In addition to crippling business, the economy, and the GDP, the Biden-Pelosi tax hike will penalize entrepreneurship, act as a disincentive for “gimme groups” to get off their lazy butts, and place the national debt in orbit lock box at a time when we’re already perilously close to the debt ceiling. Of course, even that’s no problem. Washington will simply raise the ceiling again.

Not only does the tax hike penalize the cost of striving for prosperity, it rewards economic infantilization. Why bother to try getting ahead when Big Government will feed, shelter, and clothe you for the rest of your life?

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Syracuse Joe called the tax proposal “an inflection point,” whatever the heck that means.

Under the plan, the corporate tax rate jumps to 26.5%, up from 21%. Similar crushing hikes will also hit capital gains, what investors make from taking a risk with their own money, and other investment income. This further penalizes those who try to secure their own economic futures rather than holding out their cup for a ladle of Big Government gruel.

THE PLANET can’t even get into the incalculable costs to human self-worth and self-respect caused by this unprecedented expansion of the “social services safety net,” history’s greatest disincentive to try to improve one’s lot by one’s own wits and work.

The marginal tax rate will rise to almost 40%, but most sobering of all, it’s not as much as Nancy Pelosi and VP Kamala Harris wanted. THE PLANET‘s not saying Biden was nagged into his actions, but a man will sometimes do anything to avoid those shrill trumpets of badgering belligerence.

And wait till you see what effect this crippling measure will have on China. The globe’s best practitioner of refined capitalism will cement its standing as the new world superpower. Which reminds THE PLANET to begin brushing up on our Mandarin.

Ah, a trillion here, a trillion there …


“I’m a hard-working, bread-baking … delivery guy who happens to be immensely successful” — Jimmy John’s founder Jim Liautaud discussing plans to relocate his company after the tax hike because he is sick of being “pummeled” by government.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
29 days ago

What is a reasonable tax rate? Zero inheritance tax, zero capital gain tax, 3 percent state tax, 5 percent fed tax, 2 percent for Medicare, and 12 percent social,security with a doubling of benefits, and double gas tax to pay for roads and bridges.

Eliminate all food stamp cards, free lunches at school, free heat, free or subsidized apartments, free cell phones, free internet, free cable, free cars, free cash, and free medical and dental for the free loaders. Did I forget any freebies?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
29 days ago

free cell phones

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
29 days ago

Wealthy people write your tax code.Change the tax code and improve your way of life.Only republicans would fight against a better infastructure for Americans.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
29 days ago

The difference between Democrats and Hookers is, the Hookers stop screwing you, when you run out of money.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

That’s a good one right there!

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

Take your meds

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
29 days ago

Yea. The get outta jail free card. Just tell em Andrea sent ya.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
29 days ago

Why is it you always hear politicians talking about Social Security running out of money but you NEVER hear them say Welfare is going to run out of money?

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  J2S
28 days ago

Because welfare rats can vote and They are increasing handouts to a level never before seen as Dan points out.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Johnny99
28 days ago

The four letter word the rats love Is free:

For those not getting the FREE stuff, but helping to subsidize it, I’m guessing the favorite 4-letter
word also begins with “F”.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
29 days ago

The U.S. economy works for two main groups of people. The first are those who have a vested interest in Wall Street, or the billionaires and multimillionaires. The second is the underclass, who benefit from government social safety net programs. Both Wall Street and the Swamp play financial shell games that keep each other in power, while the rest of us try to survive with a few dollars and few morsels of food. President Joe Biden is on a federal government spending binge of many trillions of dollars printed out of thin air. I always wonder where the vast amount of government money really goes to because it never seems to help the people who need it the most. Lastly, I find it humorous that Ed Markey promised to save the world from global warming, while Elizabeth Warren promised to fight for Main Street because the Swamp is full of hot air and Wall Street is still getting all of the financial gains in 2021.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
29 days ago

Hard work puts dollars in the pocket and food on the table.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
28 days ago

….in 1950, but not anymore in post industrial rust belt America, Mr. Fritz. Go apply for a job at the vacant 23 year old polluted PEDA lots to find out for yourself.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
28 days ago

How many times you vote for Lieawatha and Malarkey, John?

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

True Dat.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
27 days ago

Contrition of sins is a first step…John

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
28 days ago

Don’t need to, I have a job. Anyone can find a job, bazillions of jobs available, because NO ONE WANTS to work!
Bogus excuse!

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
28 days ago

The dilemma Jon, is that those stuck in the social service net don’t want to work because if they do take a real job they risk losing all their free state/federal bennies. Most of the people begging for money at intersections know that cash under the table won’t affect their freebies. Supplemental income.

Let’s be real here.

The school committee
The school committee
29 days ago

Conservatives did support along with liberals spending 3.5 trillion on two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.Now the Democratic party feels that an investment infastructure bill of 3.5 trillion in America can finally happen after many generations of promises……FOX right wing media wont promote vaccination to it’s viewers and is against mandating vaccinations by business. The lie is Rupert Murdoch mandated that all FOX MEDIA get their vaccination or they would be outcast having to mask distance and test…..Fox viewers dont vaccinate because Fox Media has another agenda and chooses to promote anti vaccine stories.FOX is immoral in its propaganda to make Democrats fail so Wealthy people can do hi tech carnaval rides…..The shut ins watch FOX media 16 hours a day and are not aware of Trumps coup of 1/6/2021 or his mental state in after 11/4/2020 when he BLOCKED the peaceful transition team of President Biden during a National Health Emergencet because of his secret plan to overthrow our democracy.Trumpism is real and it is not America.They see one chance at American democracy remaining white and will stop at nothing to keep it white.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
29 days ago

Dr. Karry Mullis, inventor of RT/PCR test.

Dr. Mike Yeadon, former VP of Pfizer and Cheif Virologist.

Dr. Robert Malone inventor of mRNA vaccine technology.

Highest knowledge in their respective fields, all three agree Covid is a criminally-led physcological operation.

““Those who take the Covid-19 “vaccines” are MORE susceptible to the Delta Variant and have a HIGHER risk of severe disease or even death.” – R. Malone

https://thedeadgenetoday.wordpress.com/2021/08/19/dr-robert-malone-easier-for-delta-to-kill-vaccinated-than-unvaccinated/

“Richard Ebright and 15 Top Scientists Eviscerate Fauci and Daszak in Lancet Medical Journal”
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/ouch-richard-ebright-15-top-scientists-eviscerate-fauci-daszak-lancet-medical-journal/

1 in 8 pregnant Women jabbed suffer miscarriages -CDC

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

jabbed remorse

tell us…….?

Caught the Kung Flu after jab?

Bad jab reactions?

Last edited 27 days ago by Mad Trapper
12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

It’s because of Trump that we have a vaccine…….who on fox told people not to get vaccinated?……. Blacks and Hispanics are the most vaccination resistant….. TSC please take your Thorizine immediately.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
28 days ago

But the developers are nefarious, and raking in lots of loot.

Fauci directly tied to Wuhan, funded Wuhan, connected to Pfizer/Pfizer connected to Wuhan, pocketed $$$ of only “approved” drug (Feb 2020), ignored any and all treatments and alternative drugs. Lied to congress multiple times………Ignores proven treatments/therapy……

Lots of people are DONE,

Next thing failed “mandated” vaccine will be blamed on Trump, not the demented fool……

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

You should stop posting misinformation.

Why do you bother spreading what you know, or should know, to be bald-faced lies?

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Bleak House
27 days ago

You are incorrect. Everything MT posted is 100% accurate.

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Bleak House
27 days ago

You are incorrect. Everything MT posted is 100% accurate. I suggest you check your left wing sources

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Hated Taxpayer
26 days ago

I don’t have left wing sources. I have accurate sources.

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Bleak House
26 days ago

You are 100% wrong. Your only sources are left wing sources

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
27 days ago

Any President would do that.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

I’m confused TSC, first you say Putin is running Fox and now Murdoch…who is it? Or do you believe they are the same person. Only crazy people watch the news constantly, let me give you a bit of advice, get outside and enjoy the weather the winter months are about to be here so enjoy the outdoors. If you want to do something good for your neighbor you can hold a protest sign over the rape of Springside, or donate time and work at the soup kitchens

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

I read that.

It does a diservice, to the English language.

And makes our host here Dan seem promoting ignorance..

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Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
29 days ago

Should the top 50 money making companies in America pay ZERO taxes? Is the middle class carrying the country on their backs while billionaires taking advantage of loopholes snicker at them?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Pointstoponder
29 days ago

The rich already pay massive amounts of taxes. If Chucky, Biden, and Nance’s ridiculously high spending bills pass, the middle class, or what’s left of it, will end up paying for most of it. That means their way of life will be more like that of a third world country. The teachers will keep getting their massive raises to pay for the huge tax hikes because they are the enablers of these far left fanatics. The middle class will be told they are making their sacrifices in lifestyle all in the name of climate change.

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
Reply to  Pat
29 days ago

Donalds Trump brags about not paying taxes. So much so that he would never release his tax returns after promising to do so for four years. Kept lying about some mysterious audit. But I am sure you have some delusional excuse for him Maybe he could not pay taxes because of his bone spurs? Yah. That’s it.

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Pointstoponder
29 days ago

Corporations do not pay taxes. Everyone knows this. They pass it on to consumers, reduce wages or lay people off

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Hated Taxpayer
29 days ago

When you tax a business they roll the cost of the taxes into the price of the product so it is the consumer who still pays the businesses tax bill. Every expense a business has is rolled into the price of their product, people need to start
understanding that.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Pointstoponder
29 days ago

The politicians who write the tax laws ask the same things around election time. The ones who could close such loopholes. The ones making bank invested in these same corporations who go on junkets with their families paid for by these same corporations they condemn. The ones who become more wealthy during office or who were just getting bye before taking office becoming rich.because of these corporations.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  J2S
29 days ago

Are you indirectly referring to K Street’s favorite PAC Man Richie Rich Neal?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
28 days ago

He is included along with all the politicians who are beholden to K Street and claim otherwise to the citizens.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
29 days ago

This is the problem when simpletons try to figure things out. The large corporations are all international so they will base their profits out of the country that is cheapest. The tax for any corporation always come down to their product or service so the little guy will pay for it. The rich hire accountants and lawyers to hide their wealth so they will not pay higher taxes. Coming out of a pandemic you need to jumpstart the economy not tamper it. Commerce will just slow down so the taxes garnered will end up being the same or less and the economy will stay stuck with little growth.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Shirleyknuts
29 days ago

You are brilliant!

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
29 days ago

PS still waiting for Massachusetts to lower the tax rate to 5% as was voted on 20 years ago

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Shirleyknuts
29 days ago

Still waiting 60 years for the free mASS turnpike.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Shirleyknuts
29 days ago

Yeah, that was sold as temporary at the time. Politicians are KLEPTOMANIACS when it comes to getting more from the taxpayers.

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
29 days ago

It’s about to get bad with food shortages and vaccine mandates. Very bad. Until we Americans just say enough

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Hated Taxpayer
29 days ago

And if that’s not bad enough, they are letting in hundreds of thousands crossing the borders to suck up what is left of the shortages from citizens of our country.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  J2S
29 days ago

And the criminal aliens are transported by Feds to spread diseases, not just Kung Flu, wherever they drop them off.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mad Trapper
29 days ago

And the worst part is taxpayers have to pay for all the new voters, and their new houses, cars, their always full EBT cards, welfare checks, and FREE medical care for life for all their over “extended’ family they plan to drag here to live off of us. Not to mention those electric bills, since they’re too stupid to realize those 90” TVs don’t run on air, and the A/C doesn’t run
on the FREE water.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Hated Taxpayer
27 days ago

We had enough and Trump was kicked to the curb

Nikolas J Hackamo
Nikolas J Hackamo
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

Exactly School Committee… No more mean tweets and economic prosperity. Who needs that when you have unconstitutional mandates, dead children in Afghanistan, a well armed enemy of our own doing, kids still in cages at the border, haitians being roped like cattle and a President who openly ignores questions at press conferences/demands they are given to him prior to the press conference.

Not to mention our own national Stasi who openly report on other citizens for arbitrary things in hopes of ruining their livelihoods and getting them arrested.

Good thing we voted out that jerk fascist, right?

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
29 days ago

I know people who own an eating establishment in the area. They do really well. They said this summer they made the most money in 20 years of owning their business. They travel to exotic locations every winter and own more than one home.

They have also taken every tax break that they can and scrounge ever Yuki dollar going from the democrats to the rich business owners who cry poor.

YET – they can’t keep any staff? Why so? Maybe they pay minimum wage, maybe they are rude? Maybe the job isn’t enough money to run a car or enough hours to get to it – they prob limit to under 20 hours so they don’t have to offer healthcare.

YET – they resent the federal unemployment benefits and use their influence to get Smitty to try and force workers back to work.

Good Democrats like we have in MA rip off workers and are the biggest beneficiaries off Biden dollars. (See every season the winers in south county.)

I also have a republican business owner friend in NYS – he has no staff issues and his guys have worked for him for years as he pays workers comp and health insurance. He never hits the Biden bucks pot. He doesn’t own a second house.

The businesses in Berkshire Co are the same as the hyperbole food stamp abusing welfare mama in a Caddy. Except maybe here they drive Lincolns.

Smitty, Fatso and Crome Dome are not down with the workers but they are for free money for themselves and their friends. They are for providing options to let their friends avoid paying for the health insurance mandates they wont let MA use.

Move to Berkshire Co and you don’t just pay for the DAs car, your pay for her barmaid’s car, the movie theater owner’s, and all the middlemen lawyer’s boats and second homes.

Please, move to Berkshire Co and spread the Wealth!

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Kermit Frog
29 days ago

The far leftist mantra of…

“Businesses refuse to pay their workers enough to pay the bills?



Employees paying their bills should not be made a concern for any business. There are as many lifestyles and choices in managing money as there are employees. The business does not exist as a jobs program. Nor does it exist to provide a wage the employer can’t afford to pay. It exists to make a profit and stay in business.
Before many settled into a career, they usually held many different jobs, from stacking hay bales to working for a moving furniture etc.. The odd thing? Not one of those employers ever snatched anyone off the street and made them take their salary at gunpoint. They told them how much it paid and they had to decide if it was enough or not. The business isn’t responsible for an employee income level. The employees are.If they don’t like what they are being paid, there are lots of other jobs and lots of avenues for self improvement to
increase employee value.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  J2S
28 days ago

Sorry, I disagree entirely.

Ford made money because he paid his employees well. The innovation of silicon valley is fueled also by good salaries.

Why does the state of Ma have to bail out Yuki Cohen’s bar? Why do tax payers have to pay for it? Why when she isn’t even providing jobs? Why do I have to pay taxes to keep horrible restaurants afloat? The entire of North St cant make money and we keep bailing them out?

The US economy is crying because they can’t find employees willing to do their crummy jobs?

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  J2S
28 days ago

Also dum dum – it’s the premise of Reagan’s trickle down economics … a far left plot if there ever was one.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
29 days ago

And the gimmee crowd keeps growing with the thousands of migrants coming through the open southern border and the influx of Afghans.

The Dems/globalists are hell-bent on destroying our country!

J2S
J2S
29 days ago

Corporations have a multitude of ways of avoiding tax increases. And, they will use them And, of course one of those methods is to pass the additional costs on to the consumer. So, as usual who will actually PAY for these increases if passed? Why, of course WE consumers will. And, The Left KNOWS that. This is just another way for The Left to make it appear that they are taxing the wealthy, etc., in order to mollify we “common folk”. They think we don’t
know what they are doing.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  J2S
29 days ago

Are you saying that Wall Street and the Swamp are really casinos where the odds always favor the “house always wins”?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
29 days ago

If you remember towards the end of the last presidential debate, Trump looked into the camera and said, “Their coming for you, not me.”

From the immortal words of Keith Jackson, “Whoa Nellie.”

And on the local front, the CC will rubber stamp another waste of tax-payer money, in the Department of Equity and Inclusion (DEI). I still think the odds on favor is Helen Moon. From what I hear, her RN skills match her charming and endearing personality, plus, she has the goods on Wrong Way. That’s a black-eye for “Progressives,” like Healey and Farley-Country-Buffet (D). Easier to keep a simpleton like Helen quiet with a do-nothing job. Something she didn’t seem to do very well at originally? But this is Pittsfield after all.

How about this as a catch phrase, stealing a bit from Frank’s Red Hot sauce:

Pittsfield, it might look like sh*t, but it’s vibrant, dynamic and inclusive.

Last edited 29 days ago by Markus Aurelius
gotcha22
gotcha22
29 days ago

Two of Berkshire County’s top “People’s Lawyers” have no trial and no criminal law experience. How much you wanna bet the Berkshire Bar decides to support Harrington in the next election so they can keep the racket going?

Name Withheld

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danvalenti
 1 day ago
It’s too easy making money in Berkshire County with the current DA and her flunkies. Dohoney aka Doh Boy has basically paid off my boat with his lack of criminal law. He should have stayed in contracts and procurement.
The current state of the DA’s office makes being a defense lawyer a goldmine.
I liken it to going to the fair and spinning one of those prize wheels. Depending on the day you win or lose, but the best part is you get unlimited free spins.
My most recent example, Dohoney is going to be lead on a case, we go back and forth about a dozen times, all billable hours, he’s looking for 2-5 on an assault, drugs found, weapons found.
Finally they are starting to schedule cases.
I ask him if he REALLY wants to go to court on this, during a new Covid spike, does he really want to spend two weeks in court. BINGO, 6 months, CWOF, with drug treatment paid for by the state.
Client, clients parents, think I’m a genius, I made $23K, and Dohoney is just too afraid to go to court.
End of the day we are ALL making tons of money, it’s the easiest work in decades. If you’re even a half assed defense attorney, you can beat these buffoons, you can beat them on procedure, you can beat them in filings, you can beat them because not a one of them has the experience to really litigate. Best of all they have no one guiding them. These new ADAs are screwed because wrong way has no idea what she’s doing and Dahoney is really just a glorified purchasing agent.
Somebody like Judy would be stupid to step in because she’s making money, she’ll retire, and she’ll win every case.
When you’ve got a good thing going, you don’t mess it up. Harrington and her crew, best thing that’s happened to the criminal defense industry in probably the entire history of Berkshire County.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  gotcha22
29 days ago

“he’s looking for 2-5 on an assault, drugs found, weapons found.
Finally they are starting to schedule cases.
I ask him if he REALLY wants to go to court on this, during a new Covid spike, does he really want to spend two weeks in court. BINGO, 6 months, “

Wow.

Do I just have to ask if they ‘really’ want to arrest me?

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We The People
We The People
Reply to  Kermit Frog
29 days ago

It’s a form of human trafficking

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  danvalenti
29 days ago

The Berkshire DA’s office is the smallest in the commonwealth. So it’s always been very important that the DA and top staff try cases. In other offices, there is the luxury of having dozens of experienced criminal trial attorneys to turn to. Harrington decimated the office of experienced prosecutors because they didn’t line up with her politics. That put those with experience on the other side. She let all the best people go free agency and replaced them with a group that it would be generous to call “journeymen.” A trade worthy of the old Red Sox? I’m sure Harrington would like to say this was part of a ruthless scorched earth policy aimed at making prosecution of crimes impossible in the name of “criminal justice.” But you know, she can’t even renew her license, read traffic signs or pay her taxes so…

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  gotcha22
29 days ago

I love the “woke” Red Sux analogy!

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  gotcha22
29 days ago

Is anyone tracking these plea deals so the public can know? Oh wait, the DA is.

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  gotcha22
28 days ago

Let’s see: you’re essentially admitting to parasitic behavior by lining your pockets with taxpayer money because you represent indigent defendants.

How noble.

And don’t pretend you don’t take drug money from clients who pay privately.

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Bleak House
28 days ago

You have proof of your accusations I assume you will share otherwise I would ask you inflammatory remark be deleted This is not a place to insult others

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
29 days ago

Movement growing for new national anthem “FJB!!!”

The downtown Umbrella guy
The downtown Umbrella guy
Reply to  Mad Trapper
29 days ago

Its sad how much you think about him.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The downtown Umbrella guy
29 days ago

Sad what he and his handlers are doing to America.

Even young people at College football games hate him.

Strong language!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DY0HqkStaE

Hal Alujahh
Hal Alujahh
Reply to  Mad Trapper
29 days ago

Did you see him hugging the French p m he looked and acted like his great grandfather.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Hal Alujahh
28 days ago

He’s still groping children.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

UK fans were most vocal!!!!!

Give them the pirize!

Pat
Pat
29 days ago

Our economy is currently being managed into decline by the far left. They are purposely doing this to remove us from the world stage as major players to allow the communist totalitarian countries to take over and their globalist friends to create one world government. If you think they don’t care about you now, wait until their goal of one world government becomes reality. The are also managing our world image to make us look like buffoons so that nobody will look up to the United States for that dreaded word “freedom” ever again because the new world leaders will make sure NOBODY has freedom.

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
Reply to  Pat
28 days ago

Speaking of communists. Which recent president invited a high level communist KGB agent into the Oval Office? Right again. It was the guy who avoided military service during wartime, does not pay taxes and fomented an insurrection in an attempt to over throw democracy in his own country. What was his name again?

J2S
J2S
29 days ago

The squad sisters are starting to tell us they are more equal now. DC perks make socialists very
comfortable.

Po Matt R
Po Matt R
Reply to  J2S
29 days ago

My wife is a gay spirit.

Dropping Mudd
Dropping Mudd
Reply to  J2S
29 days ago

Tyred Ville ought take a look at manufacturing porto potties with all these insurgents coming in. Couldn’t Starbase Tech be a player?

We The People
We The People
Reply to  Dropping Mudd
28 days ago

Vanzandt

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  J2S
29 days ago

AOC had a “woke” dress, with plagiarized slogan, made for a “maskless” event, $35,000 admission, $200,000/table .

https://nypost.com/2021/09/13/aoc-wears-tax-the-rich-dress-to-met-gala/

Omar is still not deported.

Rashid and Talib continue to bash America.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

Should AOC’s counterpart wear a white dress that says with big red letters “grow the underclass”? She could buy it at a specialty shop on NON!

Dynamic Vibrator
Dynamic Vibrator
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
28 days ago

I hear that Steven Valenti now has Kevlar suits for North Street after hours.

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
Reply to  danvalenti
28 days ago

He might want to open up a satellite shop on Tyler street. There is an ice cream cone place there that used to have long lines every time I went by. Last three years there is usually nobody at the window. Two or three people once in a while. There are probably a thousand kids in that extended neighborhood and all kids love ice cream but something is keeping them from venturing out and it ain’t murder hornets.
Any idea what it could be? Love to hear from the local residents.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Dynamic Vibrator
28 days ago

Get the ones with the AR500 plates!

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  Dynamic Vibrator
28 days ago

The only thing on North St after hours are tumbleweeds and arsonists.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Outfox
28 days ago

On North street I have to wait
For traffic 5 miles strait.
Cause Tyer made lanes for the bikes
The shoppers they said yikes!

Gimme crack whores and I don’t care…
Gimme crack whores and I don’t care…
Gimme crack whores and I don’t care,
Cause Tyer thinks there O.K.!!!!

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

timed out Dan…..

On North street I have to wait
For traffic 5 miles strait.
Cause Tyer made lanes for the bikes
The shoppers they said yikes!

City Clowncilors all closed their eyes
Too afraid of the Mayors spies
Other roads are like a ditch
Because of the corner office bitch

Gimme crack whores and I don’t care…
Gimme crack whores and I don’t care…
Gimme crack whores and I don’t care,
Cause Tyer thinks there O.K.!!!!

more verses forthcoming…….

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

New verses, hey are great!

Need work in the chrous/veses of…..cutting into….

“Gimme crack whores and I don’t care,…..”

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
27 days ago

No it should say only the special people can go

RNtoo
RNtoo
29 days ago

Harrinton spends her time on her pet project to accept rampant drug use under the supervision of your tax-funded injection clinics.

We need law enforcement not self promoting to the angry village of twitter politicians.

DA Andrea Harrington  @harringtonforda
2d
My rural community had a 44% increase in fatal overdoses in 2020. We have higher levels of dangerous fluorofentanyl in Berkshire County’s drug supply. If #mapoli cares at all about the the health + safety of its most vulnerable residents the entire state will have safe Consumption sites & especially mobile sites for rural communities.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  RNtoo
28 days ago

Put them in her backyard.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  RNtoo
27 days ago

Hey, our Leftist DA has to buy and get votes wherever she can find them. I’m sure she will want ballots for her re-election available to handout to the people who will be using the sites because, they really want to vote, but it would be dangerous for the people tripping
to go out and do so .

We The People
We The People
28 days ago

https://masslawyersweekly.com/2021/09/16/oui-lawyer-survives-close-call-with-alleged-drunk-driver/

Bernard is lead defense counsel in Commonwealth v. Ananias, in which District Court Judge Robert A. Brennan found that the methodology the state Office of Alcohol Testing used for annually certifying Draeger Alcotest 9510 breath-test devices did not produce “scientifically reliable” blood alcohol-content results.

What an ironic coincidence

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  We The People
28 days ago

Linky requires subscription……

Fill us in

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
28 days ago

Projectveritas.com about to do a big drop exposing Fed Gov, FDA, Big Pharma on Covid fiasco.

“We are prepared to get dropped from all our platforms after we publish our upcoming series of videos……..showing admissions from them in their own words, things the want to keep secret from you. The videos get successively more damming with each release.I ask that if we get banned from reality, download the clips from Telegram and upload on your platform”

https://t.me/project_veritas/940

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The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

Is it bigger news than the last bigger news.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

Go get your booster shot TSC

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

Almost 700,000 covid deaths in America so far Madman. More than the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. And we are just getting started.
Personally, I think you did get the shot like many other Trumpsters and are too embarrassed to admit it. But, if not, the clock is ticking for you and you may find out you are as invincible as you think.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
28 days ago

Ha Ha!!!! If you’ve got the jab you’ll get worse case of covid than the unjabbed, and get to be a “super spreader”, who sheds >10X more viral particles, usually variants.

I had a sinus/mild head cold 3/20, no sickness at all since. I suspect I have 13X more stronger/longer natural immunity than You. And I won’t have lifelong complications of the jab.

Vaccine deaths now approach covid deaths, 70/day for the jab (Aug 2021 – CDC).

Most of the people who died were murdered. As the CDC/FDA/Falsey prevented effective, readily available, and inexpensive treatments.

Cuomo should be hung for murdering thousands of elderly. Only people at risk, are elderly or those with co-morbidity, 99% of rest infected fully recover. Mario put the infected in nursing homes. SOB thought he could literally get away with murder by resigning for JUST BEING A D-PERVERT!

Cuomo should be hung for murdering thousands of elderly.

POTUS Trump was correct on chloroquin and ivermectrin in combination with vitamins and zinc. Results in India prove it with a outbreak in 200 million people stopped; 97% reduction. Meanwhile MOST jabbed states here, have MOST new cases (Sept 2021). ALL these medications have little to no side effects, and have been prescribed > 40 years.

Project Veritas has a series of daming exposes coming out this week , stay tuned, or just keep your noggin in the sand.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

Im prety sure even Dan sees this as complete 100% misinformation and it will be accepted on this forum as true.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

The truth hurts You so much TSC.

Every thing I posted can be verified.

The science in peer reviewed journals.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

We accept You are NUTS!!!

But all here love free speech.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

TSC, did you approve of all the elderly, dying alone with no treatment, nor friends/relatives/clergy allowed?

Well?

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

It saved Medicaid lots of money

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

Cite it POS!!!! TSC

I post with references, Some are peer revieiwed science journals.

You can’t manage the English language we speak

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
28 days ago

And Fizze, 1918 Spanish flu deaths are ~ equal to current covid deaths, but in 1918 USA had a MUCH smaller population.

Did ya think……about that?

There is evidence the jab causes dementia………that is induces prion formation. Peer reviewed published study.

The jab is still “emergency” approval. I’m glad you’re the guinea pig , not me…………

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Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Fizzlehead
27 days ago

700,000 died with Covid, the amount of people who died from Covid is much smaller.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
27 days ago

? Amount dead, from Kung flu and Spanish is about the same.

But…… population is ~ 3X greater now

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

Don’t watch, the truth hurts you so.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

You do understand that your truth is a Qanon truth so there you are.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

Bat shit crazy!!!!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

PART 1: Federal Govt HHS Whistleblower Goes Public With Secret Recordings “Vaccine is Full of Sh*t”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obdI7tgKLtA&t=12s

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

How weird is that? Your link did not work for me so I just googled “full of shit” and your name came up over and over. You seem to be well known.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
28 days ago
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Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

And now they want to jab the least vulnerable group of people – children!

Pat
Pat
28 days ago

The Biden administration is up to no good with the monoclonal antibodies by trying to limit them in certain states by calling it “equity” which is a nonsense term for “we have enough antibodies, but Biden decides who lives and dies”. They are trying to make this about the vaccinated vs. the unvaccinated despite the fact that fully vaccinated people are in need of the antibodies. Just like they have Americans sniping at each other over the vaccines while the illegal immigrants wander the country with no mandate to be vaccinated, but that’s okay. Americans are being played for fools by the Biden administration.
https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-now-that-vaccinated-people-need-the-monoclonal-treatments-biden-admin-and-media-attack-the-treatment?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20210920Trending-HorowitzMonoclonalAntibodies&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Breaking%20News

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
28 days ago

This is encouraging news for pro-jabbers

“Three States with Highest Vaccination Rate Lead the Country with Greatest Increase in COVID-19 Case Rates Last Week”
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/new-cases-50-states

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

O’Biden tightens up vac mandate for incoming foreign travelers, EXCEPT illegal aliens pouring across the open border!

https://thefederalist.com/2021/09/20/psaki-foreigners-entering-the-u-s-must-prove-vaccination-except-illegal-aliens/

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
28 days ago

And plane jumping unvetted Afghans flew here instead of Americans.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
27 days ago

That’s like using a rubber when she’s 6 months pregnant.

IS the MOfer going to deport the scums he’s let in 2021?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
28 days ago

Until 1968 anyone could buy a gun through the mail.

Democrats changed that as fraud theft and criminals with weapons were a concern, they demanded people show up in person and show a picture ID.

Now they want everyone to vote by mail.

Let that sink in a while……….

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Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

Great points Trapper!

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

I see your point. A crazy person with a gun is just as bad as someone who might vote twice. Thank you for bringing that up today.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
28 days ago

Voter fraud 11/3/ 2020 has done more to harm this nation than any firearm.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
27 days ago

Criminally/illegal/ machine/handlers/politician/minions, Those that gets to vote as a fraud bellong in prison.

That’s about 15 million Biden/Hoe votes

AZ and GA are about to flip.

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
27 days ago

crazy person as a fax POTUS ?

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
28 days ago

Now Helen Moon is claiming on Facebook that she is a victim of sexual and domestic violence. She is so full of it. Maybe it was the cop that held the gun to her head.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
27 days ago

Full Moon was last night.

I don’t think HELLin, could tell the truth, if it was put on paper in front of her.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

Blood Moon?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
27 days ago

I wish those on no one and it is unacceptable if true. Crying Wolf once to often doesn’t help to believe.

RNtoo
RNtoo
28 days ago

Believing we can make things better by empowering people to use drugs is a highly flawed argument with plenty of evidence just 2 hours away. It destroys families, businesses and neighborhoods. I suggest our pols visit the lawless land of Boston’s Mass and Cass where there are no consequences for breaking the law. We need treatment clinics and medications and new leadership.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/09/20/business/you-can-have-empathy-ignore-situation-lawlessness-its-not-solution-businesses-near-mass-cass-scene-pay-steep-price/

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  RNtoo
27 days ago

booze, weed , lsd, msmd, opiates………….all bad

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

but you give the thumbs up to Ivermectin right? That must be why you were voted valedictorian in the third grade.

(your last grade)

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
27 days ago

Ivermectin saved ~200 million in India.

That’s a fact dork!!!

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
27 days ago

Still have not comprehended my prior posts I see, carry on ……it’s fun to read!!!.

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
27 days ago

I was never a valedictorian.

YOU made that up……….is it 3 or 4 times now?

Get your handler when sober, to take care of you, and/or read and translate the Planet to you.

Newsbreak
Newsbreak
Reply to  RNtoo
27 days ago

Boston elected a DA who campaigned on a promise to not prosecute Drug possession and Drug possession with intent to distribute. Well, now you have the snowball effect of drug addicts seeking treatment, followed by drug dealers targeting addicts, and more drug addicts moving in to find the dealers. This is an elections have consequences situation. Boston elected Rollins, Boston made a choice, this is Boston’s problem. Guess who is next?

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
28 days ago

Why is mostly rural and economically distressed Western Massachusetts represented by K Street’s favorite PAC Man Richie Rich Neal? It boggles my mind how PAC Man Richie Neal gets away with writing tax laws in the U.S. House of Representative that are totally disconnected with the people and small businesses in his large geographical legislative district. PAC Man Richie Neal is a total Corporate Democrat who has been in the Swamp since 1989 – or for the past nearly 32 years and counting. He is the Chairman of the powerful U.S. House Ways and Means Committee. He does the bidding of K Street’s big money corporate lobbyists on Capitol Hill. The news article, below, shows his latest public financial tax hiking schemes that favor the richest Americans and biggest corporations. PAC Man Richie Neal sold his soul to the Devil!

Jonathan A. Melle

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“House Democrats Are Too Chicken To Boost Billionaires’ Taxes, Says Robert Reich – Billionaires pretty much get a pass in the tax-hike proposal, even though their wealth has increased 62% in the pandemic, wrote the former U.S. labor secretary.”
By Mary Papenfuss, HuffPost.com – September 20, 2021

When House Democrats last week unveiled their tax-hike plan to pay for President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending bill, a surprise group went largely unscathed: billionaires.

“You might have thought Democrats would be eager to tax America’s 660 billionaires whose fortunes have increased by $1.8 trillion since the start of the pandemic,” wrote Robert Reich, an author and columnist who was U.S. labor secretary in the Obama administration. That amount alone “could fund half of Biden’s plan — and still leave the billionaires as rich as they were before the pandemic began,” Reich wrote in The Guardian on Sunday.

Senior House Democrats instead decided to raise revenue the “traditional” way — taxing annual income, “rather than giant wealth,” Reich explained. 

Democrats also could have targeted America’s biggest corporations — “awash in cash but paying a pittance in taxes,” Reich wrote. Among S&P 500 or Fortune 500 corporations, 39 paid absolutely “no federal income tax from 2018 to 2020. Yet they reported a combined $122 billion in profits to their shareholders,” Reich noted.

Yet “remarkably,” the Democrats decided to set corporate tax rates “below the level they were at when Barack Obama was in the White House,” wrote Reich. 

So what gives?

Democrats don’t want to mess with wealth because they’re controlled by wealth, Reich wrote. Many of them rely on that wealth to finance their election, he explained. “They also dread becoming targets of well-financed ad campaigns accusing them of voting for ‘job-killing’ taxes.”

Republicans “sold their souls to the moneyed interests long ago, but the timidity of House Democrats shows just how loudly big money speaks these days even in the party of Franklin D Roosevelt,” Reich wrote.

“The looming debate over taxes is really a debate over the allocation of wealth and power,” and that issue is only going to become more pressing and more critical, warned Reich.

“Behind it will be this simple but important question: Which party represents average working people, and which shills for the rich?”

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
28 days ago

THIS is why politicians expend so much energy, creating false narratives, to keep us arguing over who has the taxpayers backs.As long as we are arguing amongst ourselves over what party is better, we can not stand in Unity against them. Choosing a candidate that has the same ideas that people have on the issues, rather than based n certain party might help.

laughingstock
laughingstock
27 days ago

It’s 1pm on a Tuesday. Do you know where your DA is? Tweeting about immigration rights. What is Andrea Harrington campaigning for now?

DA Andrea Harrington

@harringtonforda

The best way to strengthen our democracy and economy is by empowering working people—no exceptions. However, millions of undocumented immigrants, who are vital to our economic recovery, still live in fear because of our outdated and inhumane immigration system.

1:00 PM · Sep 21, 2021·Twitter Web App

Sagent Squreem
Sagent Squreem
Reply to  laughingstock
27 days ago

Don’t look now blight ightes,but the big gatherings sahgente Squirmfor drugs is the performing stage at the first street common..